Teen Found Guilty Of Murder In Craigslist Killings
A jury found a teenager guilty of murder in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers.
The 12-person jury in Akron informed the judge Tuesday afternoon it had reached a decision in the case of 17-year-old defendant Brogan Rafferty.
Rafferty was found guilty of:
• Nine counts of Aggravated Murder with firearm specifications
• One count of Attempted Murder with a firearm specification
• Four counts of Aggravated Robbery, a felony of the first degree, with firearm specifications
• Four counts of Kidnapping, a felony of the first degree
• One count of Grand Theft, a felony of the third degree
• One count of Grand Theft, a felony of the fourth degree
• Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the fourth degree
• Three counts of Petty Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree
Prosecutors have portrayed him as a full accomplice in the crimes, while his defense attorney argues he was a scared child stuck in a horrible situation.
Rafferty was tried as an adult and faces life in prison without chance of parole if convicted of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of the men last year.
One man was killed near Akron and two more in rural eastern Ohio. A fourth man was shot in eastern Ohio but survived.